Split Pea Soup Recipe

Publisher Photo
This hearty classic is a great dish for all cooks, whether a beginner or more experienced. Not only is it nourishing and inexpensive, it's simple to make.—John Croce Jr., Yarmouth, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min. + simmering
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min. + simmering
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried green split peas
  • 2 smoked ham hocks (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 to 10 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 491 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 669 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 15 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, combine all of the ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; leaving cover ajar, simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Discard bay leaf. Remove the ham hocks; when cool enough to handle, cut meat into bite-size pieces. Return meat to the soup and heat through. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Split Pea Soup in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 491 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 669 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 15 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Reviews for Split Pea Soup

AVERAGE RATING
   (10)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (7)
4 Star
 (2)
3 Star
 (1)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"This soup is exactly what a delicious bowl of split pea soup should be. It is hearty and flavorful. Split pea soup is one of my favorites but not my husband's. I knew this recipe was a keeper because he didn't mind that we had leftovers!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"I was always afraid of trying to make split pea soup because I thought it was difficult to make. Boy was I wrong! This is such a simple, yet DELICIOUS recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"This recipe is very forgiving when it comes to spices. I used Italian Seasoning in lieu of the oregano and added some Season-all. I also only made half the recipe. Note, it takes longer than shown in the heading. If you read the instructions, it shows several hours of boiling. I boiled the ham hock and liquid for several hours and then cut up the hock and proceeded with the recipe. I would definitely make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I used yellow split peas I had a spiral ham so used the bone had chicken soup stock no bay leaf so did not add rest the same came out great I would make again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"For the lady who didn't like the smell of the ham hock. next time use the ham bone from a ham that you have baked. Don't have a ham bone use some chopped up ham. I don't like ham hock either."

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT